Forbes reported that the movie ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (hereafter Spider-Man) is expected to become a $1 billion (about 1.19 trillion won) box office box office hit for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbes reported on Christmas Day (local time) that Spider-Man will easily cross the $1 billion global box office.
By the 24th, Spider-Man had recorded $922 million in ticket sales worldwide, of which $406 million was at the box office in U.S. theaters.
As a result, the film surpassed the Chinese film ‘Jinho Jang’ ($904 million) to become the highest-grossing film of the year.
It is also certain that the box office will hit the $1 billion mark for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic, Forbes reported.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that “Spider-Man will hit the $1 billion milestone in 11 days of release.”
The most recent movie to hit $1 billion in ticket sales was ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, which was released in December 2019 right before the pandemic, and grossed $1.073 billion at the box office.
Spider-Man has not yet been released in China, the world’s largest movie market, and it was the biggest box office hit this year despite the spread of the COVID-19 micron mutation.
While Forbes assumes no explicit approval has been given by Chinese authorities, if the film is released in China, it will include ‘Frozen’ ($1.45 billion), ‘The Lion King’ ($1.66 billion), and ‘Avengers: Infinity’. War’ ($2.048 billion) is expected to be close to the box office performance.
‘No Way Home’, the final installment in the Spider-Man series starring Tom Holland, incorporates the universe of the previous Spider-Man series.
In particular, since this work heralds the start of the multiverse (multi-universe), the core concept of the fourth stage series of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU/Marvel Hero’s shared virtual world view), it drew great attention from fans around the world even before its release.
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